While you are in Liverpool this weekend touring the Open Studios you may also have time to enjoy some fantastic dance performances at various venues.

City Steps is a full weekend of dancing in the streets as part of MDI’s LEAP 2010 – the city’s year long festival of dance. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool and backed by Arts Council England, City Steps will see MDI with local, national and international dancers take over Liverpool.

The programme will run between 12-3pm each day on 12/13 June 2010.

Full Line-up…


Please note that, due to the nature of the event, all times are approximate and there may be slight variations to start and end times for each of the performances. If you are coming to see a particular performance please make sure you arrive at least 5 minutes before it’s due to start in case of any changes. Maps showing all of the sites will be available to pick up on the day. Also look out for performances in and around Liverpool One at various times throughout Saturday and Sunday!

NB Saturday and Sunday programmes vary so please check both pages for timings!
Saturday 12th June
Williamson Square

12.00-12.25 Wired Aerial perform Rosa’s Bar
12.40-1.00 Rock a Hula perform Lah-di-dah – mass participation 1920s exercise class!
1.30-1.55 Wired Aerial with Rosa’s Bar
2.10-2.25 Tango – Ivan Arandia & Tara Pilbrow
2.30-2.35 Fenfen Huang’s China Pearl
2.45-3.0 Rock a Hula performance and mass hula hoop!

Clayton Square
12.00-12.35 Gulliver’s Boombox
12.45-1.00 Antique Dances
1.10-1.25 Lamin Dumbuyu
1.30-1.40 House of Suarez
1.45-2.0 Antique Dances
2.00-2.35 Gulliver’s Boombox
2.40-3.00pm Katie Green – Lost and Found

Queen Square
12.00-12.20 Levantes Dance Theatre
12.30-12.45 Adele Schlachmuylders – Dauntless Circle
1.15-1.35 Lah-di-dah – mass participation 1920s exercise class!
2.00-2.10 Growing Older (Dis)Gracefully – Shimmer
2.35-2.55 Lah-di-dah- mass participation 1920s exercise class!

Derby Square
12.00-12.10 Axial Dance – Pop-tastic dance duet, Lance & Brenda with their
1963 Lambretta!
12.15-12.35 Rock a Hula – Hula Hooping Workshop!
12.40-12.50 Axial Dance –Lance & Brenda
1.00-1.20 Taciturn Dance Company
1.30-1.50 Rock a Hula Workshop
2.00-2.10 Axial Dance – Lance & Brenda
2.20-2.40 Rock a Hula Workshop
2.50-3.0 Axial Dance – Lance & Brenda

Marks & Spencers’ Window
12.00-12.10 Lea Anderson’s Vox Pop
12.50-1.0 Levantes Dance Theatre
1.20-1.25 Vox Pop
1.45-1.50 Vox Pop
1.55-2.10 Levantes Dance Theatre
2.15-2.20 Vox Pop
2.45-3.00 Tango – Ivan Arandia & Tara Pilbrow


Sunday 13th June
Williamson Square

12.00-12.25 Wired Aerial perform Rosa’s Bar
12.50-12.55 Rock a Hula perform Lah-di-dah
1.25-1.50 Wired Aerial with Rosa’s Bar
2.05-2.20 Tango
2.25-2.30 Fenfen Huang’s China Pearl
2.45-3.00 Rock a Hula performance and mass hula hoop!

Clayton Square
12-12.35 Gulliver’s Boombox
12.40-12.50 Bridget Fiske – Aquarist Nimble
12.55-1.10 Lamin Dumbuyu
1.20-1.30 House of Suarez
1.45-1.55 Bridget Fiske – Aquarist Nimble
2.05-2.40 Gulliver’s Boombox
2.45-3.00 Movema

Queen Square
12.00-12.15 Movema
12.20-12.40 Lah-di-dah – mass participation 1920s exercise class!
12.50-1.05 Antique Dances
1.20-1.40 Lah-di-dah
1.50-2.10 Adele Schlachmuylders – Dauntless Circle
2.20-2.35 Bridget Fiske – Aquarist Nimble
2.40-3.00 Lah-di-dah

Derby Square
12.00-12.10 Axial Dance- Pop-tastic dance duet, Lance and Brenda with their 1963 Lambretta!
12.15-12.35 Rock a Hula – Hula Hooping Workshop!
12.40-12.50 Axial Dance – Lance & Brenda
12.45-1.05 Taciturn Dance Company
1.10-1.25 Bridget Fiske – Aquarist Nimble
1.30-1.50 Rock a Hula Workshop
2.00-2.10 Axial Dance – Lance & Brenda
2.15-2.35 Rock a Hula Workshop
2.45-2.55 Axial Dance – Lance & Brenda

Marks & Spencers’ Window
12.00-12.10 Lea Anderson’s Vox Pop
1.15-1.20 Vox Pop
1.40-1.45 Vox Pop
2.10-2.15 Vox Pop
2.45-3.00 Tango –Omar Ocampo and Monica Romero – Los Ocampos

City Steps has been co-commissioned by Culture Liverpool